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Abbie Jury marvels at the first magnolia blooms of the season coinciding with Matariki, both heralding the start of a new gardening year.

Abbie Jury marvels at the first magnolia blooms of the season coinciding with Matariki, both heralding the start of a new gardening year.

I am a Jury. Ergo I love deciduous magnolias. Why does one follow the other, you may wonder. My very late father-in-law, Felix Jury, was the creator of such varieties as ‘Vulcan’ and ‘Iolanthe’, among others, and we still have the original plants here in the garden at Tikorangi. I am married to the man who created ‘Black Tulip’, ‘Felix Jury’, ‘Honey Tulip’ and ‘Burgundy Star’, with more to come soon.

I have long declared that the first blooms on the magnolias herald the start of a new gardening year. The…

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